PHOTOS | Fashion in times of Covid-19: Masked catwalk at Seoul fashion show

Updated On Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Models presented elegants creations and embellished masks as they walked down the catwalk at a a fashion show in Seoul, South Korea. The onlooking audience was overcrowding the venue, however strict social distancing wasn't observed as some people were still seen sitting side by side. After China, South Korea was the second country to be affected by the coronavirus, managed to flatten the curve in April but is now struggling with cases again, mainly round Seoul. The government has mandared masks to be worn in all public transportation and taxis can deny rides if masks aren't worn. South Korean health authorities said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases on Friday to more than 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits. Widespread testing, intensive contact tracing and tracking apps have enabled South Korea to limit the impact of the coronavirus and it has been held up as a mitigation success story. But health authorities have battled a small but steady number of flare-ups.

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A model wearing a face mask poses during a mask fashion show amid the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

A model wearing a face mask poses during a mask fashion show amid the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP)

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Models are seen during a rehearsal for a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Models are seen during a rehearsal for a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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A model is seen before a fashion show wearing a mask, as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

A model is seen before a fashion show wearing a mask, as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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A model is seen before a fashion show during which models will be wearing masks, as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

A model is seen before a fashion show during which models will be wearing masks, as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Models are seen during a rehearsal for a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Models are seen during a rehearsal for a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Models wait for their rehearsal before a face mask fashion show amid the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Models wait for their rehearsal before a face mask fashion show amid the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP)

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A model wears a mask during a fashion show as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

A model wears a mask during a fashion show as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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Models present creations during a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

Models present creations during a fashion show, wearing masks as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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A child model presents a creation during a fashion show, wearing a mask as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 05:01 PM IST

A child model presents a creation during a fashion show, wearing a mask as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020. (REUTERS)

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